New Research on 16th and 17th century Forts in the Americas

Part of: Society for Historical Archaeology 2014

Forts were both domestic and defensive structures during the global expansion of European powers during the colonial period. From obscure mentions on maps and ephemeral remains to substantial structures, early forts leave us with fascinating insights into colonial projects. This session presents recent research on studies of 16th and 17th century forts from North and South America.